Well-priced, practical gloves for high-paced activities on the trails and slopes, with a mitten feature to keep you warm when you pause for breath.
Mitten finger cover is on the snug side
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Daehlie Glove Rush: first impressions
Made by a Nordic ski apparel company, the form-fitting Daehlie Glove Rush is designed for high-output activities like running and Nordic skiing or backcountry skiing (see different types of skiing), when your body is producing so much heat that you don’t really need a lot of insulation to keep you warm.
For periods of inactivity, when you can cool down dangerously quickly, the high grip power stretch glove has a windproof mitten cover to warm up cold fingers. And when you get going again, the cover tucks away into a back of hand pocket when you don’t need it.
• RRP: $30 (US) / £40 (UK) / €69 (EU)
• Sizes available: XS / S / M / L / XL / XXL
• Gender specificity: Unisex
• Colors: Estate Blue / Black
• Weight: 91g / 3.2oz
• Best use: These are multifunctional gloves for a range of activities, including skiing, boarding, cold-weather running and fat biking
Daehlie Glove Rush: on the slopes
When I’m holding a ski pole, I want ski gloves with a good, reliable grip, and these Daehlie Glove Rush provide it. The palm, fingers, the backside of the pointer finger and the back of the hand near the wrist all have a silicone gripper print that helped me hold securely onto my poles and kept my pole wrist straps from sliding around whenever I used these gloves with poles.
I used the seam-taped, mitten-style finger covers when I was getting warmed up and was impressed how quick and easy they were was to tuck away when when I needed the gloves to be gloves again. They were also handy when I wore these gloves for running or fat biking (and if you’re not sure what fat biking is, see: what are winter sports?)
The elasticized cuff was easy to get into and the wrist pull-tab was handy for getting these on. I didn’t need to take them off to send a text, check my location or record my training, because the thumb and forefinger both have touchscreen tips. The thumb also has a soft nose-wipe material.
Vermont-based writer, photographer and adventurer, Berne reports on hiking, biking, skiing, overlanding, travel, climbing and kayaking for category-leading publications in the U.S., Europe and beyond. In the field, she’s been asked to deliver a herd of llamas to a Bolivian mountaintop corral, had first fat-biking descents in Alaska, helped establish East Greenland’s first sport climbing and biked the length of Jordan. She’s worked to help brands clean up their materials and manufacturing, and has had guns pulled on her in at least three continents.
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